Graduated High School from Stockton Jr. College, 1956. Entered U.S.Air Force 1958, Studied Chinese-Mandarin at the Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, CA 1958. Assigned to Osan Airbase, Korea 1959. Assigned to Forbes AFB, Topeka, KN 1960-61, Assigned to Vandenburg AFB, CA 1961-63, Assigned to the 7th Weather Squadron, Hq, USAREUR 1963-66. Assigned to Hq Squadron, Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. Accepted into the U.S. Air Force Airmen Education and Commissioning Program and attended USC for training in Economics and Asian Studies 1968-69. Attended Lackland AFB, TX for Officer Military Training Oct 1970. Ten years commissioned service with assignments as an Air Intelligence Officer in Thailand, Korea, Okinawa, Vietnam, and RAF Upper Heyford, England working with F4C Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft, U-2 Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft, F4G Defense Suppression Wild Weasel Aircraft, DC-130 Drone Launching and Recovery Aircraft Systems, and F-111B Fighter Bombers. I retired from the Air Force In August 1980 at Hickam AFB HI and received my MBA from the University of Hawaii in 1983.
In retirement I was extremely fortunate to be able to participate in the day-to-day raising of two daughters -- the richest and most enobling activity I was ever involved in. I was an active participant in their educational endeavors from kindergarten to college and can only recommend that more fathers restructure their priorities to allow this kind of daily interaction with their children.